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Oscar F. Moore

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Oscar Fitzallen Moore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Preceded by John L. Taylor
Succeeded by Joseph Miller
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Scioto County district
In office
December 2, 1850 – January 4, 1852
Preceded by James Rogers
Succeeded by Wells A. Hutchins
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the seventh district
In office
January 5, 1852 – January 1, 1854
Preceded by new district
Succeeded by Thomas McCauslin
Personal details
Born (1817-01-27)January 27, 1817
Lagrange, Ohio
Died June 24, 1885(1885-06-24) (aged 68)
Waverly, Ohio
Resting place Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, Ohio
Political party Opposition
Alma mater Washington College
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1864
Rank Colonel
Unit Ohio 33rd Ohio Infantry

Oscar Fitzallen Moore (January 27, 1817 - June 24, 1885) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Lagrange, Ohio, Moore attended the public schools and Wellsburg Academy, and was graduated from Washington (now Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1836. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1838 and commenced practice in Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1839. He served as member of the state house of representatives in 1850 and 1851. He served as member of the state senate in 1852 and 1853.

Moore was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress. He served as lieutenant colonel and later as colonel of the Thirty-third Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War. He resumed the practice of his profession in Portsmouth, Ohio. He died at Waverly, Ohio, June 24, 1885. He was interred in Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, Ohio.


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